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SHOULD YOU SWIM HARD?

In part of three of his series on mind-body training, Terry Laughlin encourages us to think differently about effort
Image: Katia Vastiau

Swim coaches often urge you to swim “hard.” When responding to that command, how do you put it into action--and with what result? Is there a better way to gain speed?

This is the third installment of our series on training which improves your swimming by fostering a more robust connection between brain and muscles. Mind-body training stimulates your brain to work harder as you swim. The more your brain does, the less your body must do to accomplish any goal.

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About Outdoor Swimmer

Swimming challenges come in all shapes and sizes. In the pages of this issue we hear from swimmers from around the world who have pushed their boundaries to achieve remarkable things. From recovering alcoholic Paul Parrish’s inspiring English Channel swim to the Muslim Swim Sisters competing in their first open water race, outdoor swimmers make up a broad and accepting community. Whether you are training for a marathon swim or for your first one-mile event – or if you just love the freedom of swimming outdoors – this issue has inspiring stories, training advice and wild swimming recommendations for all kinds of swimmers. Are you feeling lucky? If you find a Golden Ticket inserted in this magazine you are the winner of a changing robe from dryrobe worth £129.99. Good luck! Enjoy the magazine and happy swimming. Jonathan Cowie Editor
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